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Projected Impact of the ICD-10-CM/PCS Conversion on Longitudinal Data and the Joint Commission Core Measures

Author: Fenton, Susan H.; Benigni, Mary Sue

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2014


Abstract


The transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS is expected to result in longitudinal data discontinuities, as occurred with cause-of-death in 1999. The General Equivalence Maps (GEMs), while useful for suggesting potential maps do not provide guidance regarding the frequen....

The Joint Commission

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Source: External web site

Publication Date: 2014

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the U.S.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' New Survey Process and Its Impact on HIM

Author: Catalano, Kathleen; Brown, Patricia J.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Overview of the "Shared Visions-New Pathways" Initiative


The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission) has a new survey initiative called "Shared Visions-New Pathways," and the change under this initiative in survey methodology became effectiv....

Keen Eye on Core Measures: Joint Commission Data Quality Study Offers Insights into Data Collection, Abstracting Processes

Author: Watt, Ann; Williams, Scott; Lee, Kwan; Robertson, James; Koss, Richard D; Loeb, Jerod M

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2003


The Joint Commission has been collecting core measures data for more than a year. But how reliable are the data being collected? Strategies from successful organizations show how improving your documentation processes can improve the reporting of core measures.
In July 2002, the Joint Co....

Joint Commission Changes Standards and Survey Process

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 25, 2003

Change Needed

Changing standards and survey process is no easy task! It has taken the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (Joint Commission) leadership, staff, and volunteers more than two years to develop the final products for implementation on January 1, 200....

Taking a Second Look at Joint Commission Standards

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002


HIM professionals are well aware of the challenge of meeting Joint Commission standards. Now, however, a recently established review committee has the opportunity to recommend changes to the standards—and may even be able to reduce the burden of compliance.


That’s the....

Update on Joint Commission Core Measures

Author: Smith, Cheryl M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001




When the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations initiated its ORYX project in 1997, its objective in collecting performance measurement data was to provide a more data-driven accreditation process. Hospitals were among the first Joint Commission-accredited heal....

HCFA, Joint Commission Show Some Restraint

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2001


Hospitals and Behavioral Healthcare Settings

The 2001 Joint Commission standards on restraint and seclusion (TX.7.1 through TX.7.1.16) apply to all accredited behavioral healthcare facilities such as psychiatric units in general hospitals, free-standing psychiatric hospitals, and re....

2001 Joint Commission Visit Highlights

Author: Raymond, Jackie

Source: Quality Resource (newsletter)

Publication Date: May 02, 2001


Our 2001 survey substantiated the Joint Commission’s increased interest in patient record documentation practices, policies, and procedures. Surveyors were consistent in their questioning of clinicians about medical record policies. The record review form and the delinquent record form w....

Winning Joint Commission Jeopardy: Tips for Success

Author: Brow, Julie A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2001




Organization, preparedness, and quality are three familiar words to those managing hospital and clinic health information. At no time is it more important to be organized, prepared, and quality-minded than when surveyors from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organi....

Journal Q&A (2/01)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: February 02, 2001

Q: Where can I find information on the interpretation of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization standards?

A: Information on the interpretation or intent of Joint Commission standards can be found in each accreditation program manual. The accreditation manual provides....

Accreditation Requirements for ORYX [exhibit 1]

Author: Zeglen, Margaret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1997

Exhibit 1: Steps to Selecting a Performance Measurement System

Measurement goals. The first step towards selecting a performance measurement system is to consider your organization's mission and strategic plan for improving performance. Determine your organization's priorities for measurem....